The zoo has an awesome indoor rainforest, and we enjoyed up close and personal exhibits with the monkeys and birds. Well maybe with the monkeys, the birds got a little too close when they flew overhead and pooped on Sandy's jacket. Thank goodness she wasn't wearing it at the time.
Note to self: if you ever win a trip to the Amazon, don't bother packing sweatshirts. And when in doubt, dress in layers. I dressed myself and my kids for the OUTSIDE weather. Yes, even though I knew we were going to be indoors, and in a rainforest atmosphere. So it was probably in the upper 80's, at least, and very humid. The only article of clothing I could remove without risking arrest was my socks, so they went.
At the gift shop we picked up two monkeys, two bamboo flutes, and one "educational" book. The book was actually intended for my brother-in-law, but with recorded sounds to teach us about several species, "Farts in the Wild" was thoroughly enjoyed by the under 2 set.
Just a snuggle with Aunt Sandy...